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Woman arrested following reports of online fraud

News   •   Dec 12, 2018 11:58 GMT

We have arrested a woman on suspicion of fraud by false representation following allegations crowdfunding pages had been set up fraudulently.

Officers initially attended an address in Upton on Tuesday 11 December after reports a woman had been threatened online.

A 28-year-old woman from Upton was subsequently arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation and has been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector Mike Dalton said: “We would urge people donating to crowdfunding pages to reassure themselves the recipient of the donations and the claims they are reading are genuine before parting with their hard earned cash.

“When people do suspect a page has been set up fraudulently, we would ask that any concerns are reported to police so that we can investigate fully.”

Anyone with information on online fraud is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook Merseyside Police CC. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 18400062155 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information.